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Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father's sudden Death. Elinor's attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne's brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father's sudden Death. Elinor's attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne's brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public betrayal. Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting happiness? Jane Austen's beloved first novel, filled with romance, redemption and social critique, is brought to life for a modern audience in this gorgeous manga-style adaptation!


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Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father's sudden Death. Elinor's attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne's brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father's sudden Death. Elinor's attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne's brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public betrayal. Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting happiness? Jane Austen's beloved first novel, filled with romance, redemption and social critique, is brought to life for a modern audience in this gorgeous manga-style adaptation!

30 review for Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility

  1. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Sense & Sensibility – Manga Classics- by Jane Austen and Stacy King- is a 2016 UDON entertainment publication. Sense & Sensibility is Jane Austen’s first novel, written anonymously. The tale primarily evolves around two sisters, Marianne and Elinor Dagwood, one of which is dreamy eyed, insisting on holding out for a man with charisma, while Elinor takes a more sensible approach. Although the sisters meet and fall in love with men matching their personas, both will experience disappointment and h Sense & Sensibility – Manga Classics- by Jane Austen and Stacy King- is a 2016 UDON entertainment publication. Sense & Sensibility is Jane Austen’s first novel, written anonymously. The tale primarily evolves around two sisters, Marianne and Elinor Dagwood, one of which is dreamy eyed, insisting on holding out for a man with charisma, while Elinor takes a more sensible approach. Although the sisters meet and fall in love with men matching their personas, both will experience disappointment and heartbreak. Will they ever find true love? When I first began familiarizing myself with Manga, I discovered many classic novels have been converted into the Manga format. At first, I was a bit skeptical, however, once I tried a couple of these Manga Classics, I realized what a great idea this was. The authors and artists are highly respectful to the original, while breathing new life into these timeless classics. For those who are fans of the classics, this is a great way to revisit them. The artwork is always fantastic, and it is fun to see these characters visualized in such a way. If you have never read these classic stories, the Manga version is a gentle, and entertaining way to introduce oneself with the beloved stories that have endured for so long. The story itself is a classic romance, full of high drama, twists and angst. Good sense wins out in the end, as does true love. This delightful story is condensed down a bit in this format, but the author did a terrific job with what couldn’t have been an easy task. Overall, this is a great way to touch base with your favorite classics in less time, while enjoying the amazing visuals that accompany the story. 4 stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒

    Wow! what a read! Set in the countryside of 17th century, this Manga Classic is beautifully executed. The Dashwood sisters - Elinor and Marianne are like two opposite faces of the same coin. Elinor Dashwood is reserved, composed and cautious while the younger sister Marianne is expressive, emotional and volatile. Nonetheless, they both share a strong bond and deep affection for each other. Their bond strengthens further as the story advances especially when they both suffer from heartbreak. Eli Wow! what a read! Set in the countryside of 17th century, this Manga Classic is beautifully executed. The Dashwood sisters - Elinor and Marianne are like two opposite faces of the same coin. Elinor Dashwood is reserved, composed and cautious while the younger sister Marianne is expressive, emotional and volatile. Nonetheless, they both share a strong bond and deep affection for each other. Their bond strengthens further as the story advances especially when they both suffer from heartbreak. Elinor fell in love with Edward Ferrars but she kept her feelings hidden that even Edward was doubtful of her feelings towards him. Marianne fell for the handsome Mr. Willoughby and the whole town chattered about them. Both extreme in their nature, the sisters finally learned to balance between sense and sensibility in the end. What I loved the Most! The artists have done really good research on every single detail of the story. From characters to the fashion of that era. The flowing gowns and bonnets. The detailing of the traditional furniture. Beautiful carriages. Absolutely incredible! I loved reading this Manga Classic so much I received an ARC of this book from Udon Entertainment via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    [Shai] Bibliophage

    I'm giving this 5 stars not because of the story; but because of how the illustrations done by Po Tse, and on how good Stacy King was able to squeezed into 300 pages the entire tale of this classic story. The story of Sense & Sensibility is a typical romance story, which we could still read on some pocketbook novels nowadays. If I could the story alone, I would only give it 4 stars. I neither like it nor hate it; but I admit that I like some characters in the story especially Elinor and Colonel B I'm giving this 5 stars not because of the story; but because of how the illustrations done by Po Tse, and on how good Stacy King was able to squeezed into 300 pages the entire tale of this classic story. The story of Sense & Sensibility is a typical romance story, which we could still read on some pocketbook novels nowadays. If I could the story alone, I would only give it 4 stars. I neither like it nor hate it; but I admit that I like some characters in the story especially Elinor and Colonel Brandon. I was even rooting for them but in the end, Austen still paired Colonel Brandon with Marianne.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dannii Elle

    This manga reimagining of Jane Austen's classic romantic tale was brilliantly rendered in black-and-white imagery, which depicted the characters with a mixture of anime style features and regency era dress. The story remained true to the original, if some of the emotions were more heightened, and this would make both a brilliant introduction to Austen's classics or a lovely way to revisit her renowned tale. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, This manga reimagining of Jane Austen's classic romantic tale was brilliantly rendered in black-and-white imagery, which depicted the characters with a mixture of anime style features and regency era dress. The story remained true to the original, if some of the emotions were more heightened, and this would make both a brilliant introduction to Austen's classics or a lovely way to revisit her renowned tale. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, Stacey King, and the publisher, Udon, for this opportunity.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tammie

    Manga Classic: Sense and Sensibility was a solid 4 stars. As a huge Jane Austen fan, I was really excited to read this in manga form and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. Manga Classic: Sense and Sensibility stays true to the original book and centers around the lives of the Dashwood women, particularly sisters Marianne and Elinor. I’d highly recommend this to fans of any age that enjoy manga and classic books. As with all the Manga Classics I’ve read so far, the artwork is gorgeous and the stor Manga Classic: Sense and Sensibility was a solid 4 stars. As a huge Jane Austen fan, I was really excited to read this in manga form and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. Manga Classic: Sense and Sensibility stays true to the original book and centers around the lives of the Dashwood women, particularly sisters Marianne and Elinor. I’d highly recommend this to fans of any age that enjoy manga and classic books. As with all the Manga Classics I’ve read so far, the artwork is gorgeous and the story is easily conveyed to readers. Thank you NetGalley for proving me a review copy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Juli

    I have loved the works of Jane Austen ever since I read them for the first time as a young teen. Sense and Sensibility is one of my favorite books! I'm always a bit hesitant to read adaptations for fear of being disappointed. But the artwork in this book caught my eye and I was curious about a manga adaptation of this classic novel. I'm so glad I took a chance and read this book! The art is wonderful! And it is faithful to Austen's book for the most part. This manga classic reads like most manga I have loved the works of Jane Austen ever since I read them for the first time as a young teen. Sense and Sensibility is one of my favorite books! I'm always a bit hesitant to read adaptations for fear of being disappointed. But the artwork in this book caught my eye and I was curious about a manga adaptation of this classic novel. I'm so glad I took a chance and read this book! The art is wonderful! And it is faithful to Austen's book for the most part. This manga classic reads like most manga...from right to left. It has a couple introductory pages to explain how to read the book properly, so this edition is a great gift for someone new to manga. There is nothing inappropriate for teens in this book, just as in Austen's novel. It is Sense and Sensibility, just presented in a new manner. Udon Entertainment and Morpheus Studios have published several other manga classics including Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, and the works of Edgar Allan Poe. I'm definitely going to read more in this classics series! Great book! Faithful to the original! And the art is wonderful! **I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Udon Entertainment. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.**

  7. 4 out of 5

    ♛ Garima ♛

    This is my favorite but of course after 'Pride and Prejudice' of Jane Austen. This was so amazing...seeing classic adaption in form of delicate work of Manga. Truly beautiful... This is my favorite but of course after 'Pride and Prejudice' of Jane Austen. This was so amazing...seeing classic adaption in form of delicate work of Manga. Truly beautiful...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    I feel like this entry in the Manga Classics series took a few more liberties than the ones I've read before. In particular, Fanny is much more of an overt villain than the much more subtle snob she is in the book. I didn't particularly care for the art, either. It's basically manga standard, but it isn't particularly good manga standard, either. But it is a basically decent and to the point adaptation, even so.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Carrington-Fox

    Although I'm a Jane Austen fan, I don't find particullary charming Sense and sensibility (but I love Ang Lee's screen adaptation). This Manga, however, is fantastic. The artwork is so beautiful... The story is there but with changes, of course (which doesn't bother me at all). As all these Manga Classic adaptations, is a great one.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

    This was my third of the Manga Classics series. I was eager to pick it up and experience one of Jane Austen's classic tales told in Manga graphic novel format after finding the last two engaging. I thought the adaption did well grasping the heart of Jane Austen's story both with words and art. The story is abridged to meet its new format, but covers the well-worn path of the Dashwood ladies losing husband and father and home in two quick blows. Their older brother, Mr. John Dashwood, ignores hono This was my third of the Manga Classics series. I was eager to pick it up and experience one of Jane Austen's classic tales told in Manga graphic novel format after finding the last two engaging. I thought the adaption did well grasping the heart of Jane Austen's story both with words and art. The story is abridged to meet its new format, but covers the well-worn path of the Dashwood ladies losing husband and father and home in two quick blows. Their older brother, Mr. John Dashwood, ignores honor and allows them to fend for themselves and leave their home to accept the kindness of a distant relation. But not before Elinor encounters her sister in law's brother, Mr. Edward Ferrars and falls for him. They quietly part and Elinor hopes Edward will come to visit her and her family where they are going. Once installed in Sir John Middleton's Barton Cottage on the Devon coast, the Dashwood ladies live quietly. They are part of the neighborhood's small society. The teasing and gossip of the Middletons and Mrs. Jennings are balanced by the quiet friendship of Colonel Brandon. Marianne is not taken with the staid Colonel who is vastly overshadowed by the dashing John Willoughby who comes to her rescue due to a rainy day fall. Marianne, unlike her sister, is not circumspect with her feelings. Everyone believes that she and Willoughby are a couple including her until the day he leaves with no promise of a return. Marianne is devastated, but Elinor is equally devastated to learn Edward is secretly betrothed to the Middleton's houseguest, Lucy Steele. Can it get worse? It does. Both sisters are faced with heartbreaking trials and must come through them to find their happiness. I enjoyed this adaption of the story. It was neat to see the artist renderings of favorite characters and scenes. The emotion and expression were clear as was the attention to period detail. The storyline was engaging. There were a few blips of modern speech, but for the most part it was a nice balance of summation type narration and dialogue. I do love this series of Manga and recommend it to those who want to try a classic story in visual art and word. It was fun to experience the Manga format of reading right to left and art style. Austenesque lovers and those who wish to ease into an exploration of the classics would probably enjoy this one. I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆

    I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me an eARC in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. Synopsis: This is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. This manga lets you read a modernized version of the story and view artwork at the same time. Marianne and Elinor are completely two different women. Both women are trying to cope with the sudden loss of their father. Sense and Sensibility explores the lost in their lives. This book also e I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me an eARC in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. Synopsis: This is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. This manga lets you read a modernized version of the story and view artwork at the same time. Marianne and Elinor are completely two different women. Both women are trying to cope with the sudden loss of their father. Sense and Sensibility explores the lost in their lives. This book also explores romance in both of their lives and how heartbreaking love can be. The sisters face a huge public betrayal and are devastated. Can these two women overcome their battles? Can they pick up the broken pieces? Read this classic manga adaptation to find out. Review: Wow. This book was filled with intense emotion and you really could feel the character’s emotions. I loved seeing how these two totally different women lived their lives after their loss. When I read this book a long time ago I couldn’t really grasp everything. I enjoyed how this was a more modernized version of the story. I feel this book is great for students and for young readers who want to experience this story with an easier and quicker feel. The reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars is because I didn’t enjoy the artwork as much as a previous manga classic I read but it might just be my preference. This still was a great adaptation and I definitely recommend it to Jane Austen fans and/or manga lovers! Hope everyone has a great day! Happy Reading Dudes and Dudedettes

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. So far, I think this is my least favorite of these Manga Classics. I still loved the way the story was told and I still loved the art work. The story itself, just wasn't for me. What I really really loved, though, was the relationship between the two sisters, I think that that was pretty much my favorite thing about the whole story. I have the actual book in my book shelve, maybe reading the story more in depth will be different. I'm not First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. So far, I think this is my least favorite of these Manga Classics. I still loved the way the story was told and I still loved the art work. The story itself, just wasn't for me. What I really really loved, though, was the relationship between the two sisters, I think that that was pretty much my favorite thing about the whole story. I have the actual book in my book shelve, maybe reading the story more in depth will be different. I'm not sure.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Monique V

    I enjoyed it greatly! I am guilty, why? I have not read sense and sensibility the book! I know shame on me, but I have to admit I am glad I read it in this format first. It gave me the feel of the story with incredible art. This was also my firts manga and it took me a while to get into it but eventually I did and the experience became enjoyable. I am exited to read the book now thanks to this! I recommend it!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Arybo ✨

    This is my least favorite Udon manga so far. I had different issues with this book, starting with the art style. It’s too much: I couldn’t feel the “Austen” atmosphere in these pages because of the drawings. The characters seemed like weeping all the time and their hair was everywhere. There were a lot of scenes difficult to read and appreciate. The main protagonists, Marianne and Elinor, showed just some parts of their souls: Marianne seemed too selfish and impulsive, while Elinor seemed too fl This is my least favorite Udon manga so far. I had different issues with this book, starting with the art style. It’s too much: I couldn’t feel the “Austen” atmosphere in these pages because of the drawings. The characters seemed like weeping all the time and their hair was everywhere. There were a lot of scenes difficult to read and appreciate. The main protagonists, Marianne and Elinor, showed just some parts of their souls: Marianne seemed too selfish and impulsive, while Elinor seemed too flat, even if the “solo” scenes can descrive her thoughts very well. I don’t know why, but the characters weren’t so attractive for me. The story is really complicated and the authors chose the right scenes to show, but some part seemed too quick. There was an over-dramatic vision of this world, without the right explications about marriage, heritages and society customs. It was too much all together, without pre-warnings. Can you understand what I mean? I hope so. However, the idea of Manga Classics is fantastic. Young people, or manga reader who usually doesn’t read classics, can find something interesting to read and appreciate, opening their world to something new as other genres or other passions. I thank Udon and Netgalley, I received an arc of this manga in exchange for an honest review. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

  15. 4 out of 5

    Marjolein

    3.5 Stars Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com This being my sixth Manga Classics I knew I was in for a treat when I saw Sense & Sensibility appear on Netgalley. Like the other installments in the series, this manga adaptation reads very fast but still manages to transfer the story quite well. I'm not a particularly big fan of the Jane Austen I've read so far, and I have to admit that all my knowledge about Sense & Sensibility come from a movie adaptation I saw ages ago. O 3.5 Stars Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com This being my sixth Manga Classics I knew I was in for a treat when I saw Sense & Sensibility appear on Netgalley. Like the other installments in the series, this manga adaptation reads very fast but still manages to transfer the story quite well. I'm not a particularly big fan of the Jane Austen I've read so far, and I have to admit that all my knowledge about Sense & Sensibility come from a movie adaptation I saw ages ago. Of course, the story is shortened as to fit it in the limited size of the manga, but I still think the characters of the sisters where portrayed well. I will be on the lookout for more manga adaptations (Jane Eyre is next on the list)! Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

  16. 5 out of 5

    thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)

    Another great Manga classic. Sense and sensibility is one of my favourites and this is a great adaptation. Pretty and well stylised, a fun way to enjoy classic literature, the only criticism is the language of the characters feel a bit too modern at some points and not quite in keeping with the period, but overall a great read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    Not your usual retelling of Sense and Sensibility, but I have to say, it's my favourite in this Manga Series. I've been pretty happy overall with the series - it helped me appreciate Emma more to start, but it also helped reawaken my love for my first Austen novel - S&S. It's the standard story, condensed, but it does give some insight I missed when I first read S&S all those years ago. I had never realized until reading this that their mother is just as ridiculous as most of the ladies in this s Not your usual retelling of Sense and Sensibility, but I have to say, it's my favourite in this Manga Series. I've been pretty happy overall with the series - it helped me appreciate Emma more to start, but it also helped reawaken my love for my first Austen novel - S&S. It's the standard story, condensed, but it does give some insight I missed when I first read S&S all those years ago. I had never realized until reading this that their mother is just as ridiculous as most of the ladies in this story. I'm very pleased with this retelling, and wish that Austen's remaining novels were also converted to this format!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Krubha

    My first manga, that too an adaptation of one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, and I immensely enjoyed reading this. Getting used to the manga format was a little difficult at first, but after a few pages got used to it, and it was kind of fun reading backwards, as I am intrigued to check the last few pages quite often. To bring out visually, all the thinking Austen's characters do, is quite a difficult task, the personality of the characters develop in our imagination My first manga, that too an adaptation of one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, and I immensely enjoyed reading this. Getting used to the manga format was a little difficult at first, but after a few pages got used to it, and it was kind of fun reading backwards, as I am intrigued to check the last few pages quite often. To bring out visually, all the thinking Austen's characters do, is quite a difficult task, the personality of the characters develop in our imagination after several lengthy thoughts in the mind of the lead characters. Po Tse's illustrations is beautiful, and bring out the personality of the characters well represented visually. Stacy King has scripted well keeping the original story intact and not missing the important events. Marianne's transformation from an emotional, frank and open person to becoming a more sensible person is a beautiful journey, especially when she forgives Willoughby on knowing his dark secret and moving on. It was a great experience reading this adaptation, and I am definitely interested in trying the other classics as well.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amina Ibrahim

    I liked this version of the classic novel (Which I haven't read, don't know why). The expressions were wonderful, some just on the borderline of funny. I loved Elinor's dress. I was trying hard to read the dialogues and not stare and the dress. It was so simple and sophisticated, just like her. Every character, no matter their personalities had to take decisions based on sense and logic. This comic is urging me to read the novel now, so a plus point!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anniek

    I'm not at all a very experienced manga reader, so I figured starting with a classic story I already know and love is a good way to give it a try. I previously read the manga adaptation of Jane Eyre as well, and I quite enjoyed that, but I have to say, I liked this one even better. Both Jane Eyre and Sense and Sensibility are some of my favourite classics, but I think this manga was maybe a little more accessible, because it drew me in right away, and it read quite easily. "The more I see of the I'm not at all a very experienced manga reader, so I figured starting with a classic story I already know and love is a good way to give it a try. I previously read the manga adaptation of Jane Eyre as well, and I quite enjoyed that, but I have to say, I liked this one even better. Both Jane Eyre and Sense and Sensibility are some of my favourite classics, but I think this manga was maybe a little more accessible, because it drew me in right away, and it read quite easily. "The more I see of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never fall in love." You can pry aroace Jane Austen from my cold, dead hands. While very romantic, I think her stories are so obviously a fantasy that she herself felt quite distant from, and this is an experience I can really relate to: I love to read about romance, but it's not something I experience myself. I think these manga adaptations are quite a fun way to get a first impression of some classics, as they give a shortened, fast-paced account of the story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kristin Davison

    I would like to thank Netgalley and UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Studios for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Sense and Sensibility was the first Austen novel I read, and so has a special place in my heart. The author of this manga doesn't seem to have understand the meaning of the story, it's over dramatised and misses the point of the story. The characters don't look right and are doing things out of character. Overall this s not a well executed manga.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lara Mi

    Sense and Sensibility is easily my least favourite of the Jane Austen Manga Classics. Although there were several elements that were very well done, there was just too much that did not sit right with me. I think for this particular one, it would be easiest if I go through the pros and cons. Pros Just like the other adaptations of this series, the backgrounds and over all panel layout were beautifully done. They are rich in detail and easy to follow - they just give an all round pleasant picture. Sense and Sensibility is easily my least favourite of the Jane Austen Manga Classics. Although there were several elements that were very well done, there was just too much that did not sit right with me. I think for this particular one, it would be easiest if I go through the pros and cons. Pros Just like the other adaptations of this series, the backgrounds and over all panel layout were beautifully done. They are rich in detail and easy to follow - they just give an all round pleasant picture. I also adored Elinor's design. She looked so beautiful and her hairstyle suited her character so well. I felt the story was majorly told from her point of view, even more than in the original novel. I also thought Edward's design and character were well captured. He seemed so loveable with his shyness, his hairstyle also suited him well and the artist just managed to make him seem like a sweetheart. I also liked how the cast was given such a wide range of different designs. I felt that this adaptation handled the dialogue and choice of words better. A lot of what was said was true to the original novel - there were only very few modern phrases and even fewer chibis. As much as I like chibis and chibi-humour, they always felt rather out of place for these classic adaptations. Cons Sadly, this is the longer list - where to begin? Everything was so dramatic. I feel there was not a single page where not at least one character was in tears. And this bothered me all the more with Colonel Brandon - what happened to him? I have never really liked this artists' way of portraying grown men, their faces always looking very sunken in. But Colonel Brandon did not only lack a good design, he lacked any form of personality. He was just this melancholic figure who would occasionally pop up. I could easily relate to Marianne's original opinion of him were his original personality as shown in this adaptation. And the fact that he had tears in his eyes in most every scene truly bothered me. Marianne was also not particularly likeable. What was a passionate but inexperienced young girl in the original became a bratty and headstrong girl who did not even appreciate her sister's concern for her until the end. I also did not like her design too much, but it was alright. I also deeply disliked the design of Anne and Lucy Steele. The artist made them look incredibly unappealing. I know, not every character or person is beautiful - but this felt like a lazy way of underlining their bad character, the evil stepsisters so to say. Lucy Steele was also too active in her 'evil role'. I think part of what made Lucy so painful for Elinor to be around, is that her taunting was subtle. In this adaptation, Lucy is just flat out evil, ugly and very open about it. I can see that a lot of people liked this adaptation. And I can certainly see its' merits and do not consider it a bad book. But it had quite a handful of things that stopped me from fully enjoying it and simply causes the book to leave a lesser good impression than the other volumes.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nikki

    THIS REVIEW & MORE → SYNOPSES BY SARGE I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Sense and Sensibility is my second favorite Jane Austen novel, so I was a little hesitant going into this manga since it has a lot to live up to. The Dashwood family lived at Norland Park in Sussex, England. We find John Dashwood visiting his sickly father, Henry. Henry’s dying wish is for John to take care of his mother and sisters as John is left with the entire estate. With the suggestion THIS REVIEW & MORE → SYNOPSES BY SARGE I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Sense and Sensibility is my second favorite Jane Austen novel, so I was a little hesitant going into this manga since it has a lot to live up to. The Dashwood family lived at Norland Park in Sussex, England. We find John Dashwood visiting his sickly father, Henry. Henry’s dying wish is for John to take care of his mother and sisters as John is left with the entire estate. With the suggestion of his atrocious wife, Franny, John doesn’t give his sisters and mother-in-law any money, but only a place to stay. When Franny’s brother, Edward, arrives, Elinor becomes quite attached to him. However, Edward’s sister disapproves and makes it clear to the Dashwood ladies. After a letter from Sir John Middleton, he offers the lady Dashwoods a home in a nearby cottage. While at dinner the next night, the girls meet Colonel Brandon, who quickly becomes enraptured with Miss Marianne; however, she deems him far too old for any romance connection. One day while out walking, it starts to rain, Marianne sprains her ankle, and Willoughby comes to her rescue. As things start to become steamy between the two, Willoughby is sent to London on business by his aunt. Is that the real reason, though? The Middletons receive two new guests: Anne and Lucy Steele, who are young women like Elinor. They have a secret. What is it? And does it affect our Miss Dashwoods? Will Elinor and Marianne ever find true love? Or will things continue in a downward spiral for them? Of course, nothing can compare to the original! However, this was only slightly behind. This would be a great read for someone who can’t quite read Jane Austen books yet. As I usually say, these Manga Classics are so pleasant because they breakdown the stories, still portraying the intended message, but weed out all of the ineffective descriptions. The only thing I was a little disappointed with, is that Margaret was kind of just thrown in at the end. I almost forgot about her. And in the original, we see Edward interact with her and it makes my heart melt! Otherwise, another great manga by Manga Classics and Stacy King!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Denisa Ciubotaru

    I got this copy from Udon Entertainment on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I started reading the original Sense and Sensibility and I could not get myself to read it. I barely read 3 pages so when I found this one on NetGalley I thought it might help me but it didn't. I know this is different than the original novel in some ways but I really don't like the plot. There was too much crying and too much drama. I should make a drinking game based on it. Every time you see a tear, take a sho I got this copy from Udon Entertainment on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I started reading the original Sense and Sensibility and I could not get myself to read it. I barely read 3 pages so when I found this one on NetGalley I thought it might help me but it didn't. I know this is different than the original novel in some ways but I really don't like the plot. There was too much crying and too much drama. I should make a drinking game based on it. Every time you see a tear, take a shot. I don't see any creativity in it either. The drama that one of the sisters had to go through just repeated in the other sister's case... except one of them actually got married to the guy that they fell in love with first. Congrats Elinor. The art was not wow. It's a basic manga art. It's not very good but it had its details that I liked. Thinking that I have one or two more of these to read is not super pleasing.

  25. 5 out of 5

    BAM The Bibliomaniac

    Netgalley #15 Many thanks go to UDON and Netgalley for the free copy of this Manga version of Jane Austen’s classic for my unbiased opinion. This is probably my favorite Austen novel, so I’m very excited to see how it translates. And translate it certainly did! What beautiful illustrations. I feel there may have been a slight cinematic influence as well. And all the famous quotes were included, which was a requirement. I think this format is an excellent way for the YA crowd to enjoy classic liter Netgalley #15 Many thanks go to UDON and Netgalley for the free copy of this Manga version of Jane Austen’s classic for my unbiased opinion. This is probably my favorite Austen novel, so I’m very excited to see how it translates. And translate it certainly did! What beautiful illustrations. I feel there may have been a slight cinematic influence as well. And all the famous quotes were included, which was a requirement. I think this format is an excellent way for the YA crowd to enjoy classic literature. Definitely better than Cliff’s Notes. I plan on collecting more of these titles; they are simply delightful.

  26. 4 out of 5

    April Sarah

    *ARC received from Netgalley in return for an honest review* Sense and Sensibility, while not one of my favorite Jane Austen stories, is always a wonderful read. I love the bond between Elinor and Marianne. They are two polar opposites but still care deeply for one another. And this story shows how they both grow through heartache. This adaptation was a quick read and very enjoyable. It follows the original material quite well. the only thing I would have to call out is some of the art feels a li *ARC received from Netgalley in return for an honest review* Sense and Sensibility, while not one of my favorite Jane Austen stories, is always a wonderful read. I love the bond between Elinor and Marianne. They are two polar opposites but still care deeply for one another. And this story shows how they both grow through heartache. This adaptation was a quick read and very enjoyable. It follows the original material quite well. the only thing I would have to call out is some of the art feels a little rough at points. It isn't bad by any means but the way some of the characters are roughed in is a little off-putting.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Licha

    3.5 STARS Really enjoyed reading this. I have yet to read the classic so I don't have that to compare it. I don't know how much might have gotten lost in translation. I feel like I missed the background story to Edward and Lucy's engagement, which only made me dislike (view spoiler)[the happy ending between Elinor and Edward. In this adaptation, Elinor becomes Edward's second choice after Lucy dumps him for his richer brother. It didn't fit Elinor's character throughout the book. It was a bit dis 3.5 STARS Really enjoyed reading this. I have yet to read the classic so I don't have that to compare it. I don't know how much might have gotten lost in translation. I feel like I missed the background story to Edward and Lucy's engagement, which only made me dislike (view spoiler)[the happy ending between Elinor and Edward. In this adaptation, Elinor becomes Edward's second choice after Lucy dumps him for his richer brother. It didn't fit Elinor's character throughout the book. It was a bit disappointing when she happily accepted to marry Edward. (hide spoiler)] The artwork was just ok, but manga art doesn't tend to wow me.

  28. 4 out of 5

    ~Geektastic~

    (These observations are based on the ARC, generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review) This is not a horrible adaptation--I think younger readers and more hardcore manga fans will enjoy it. As an amateur Austen scholar, I enjoyed it as a curiosity and a peek into the weirdness of cross-cultural Austen adaptation, but I didn't particularly care for it on its own merits. The histrionics that are sort of typical of manga storytelling made some scenes a bit surreal, and it t (These observations are based on the ARC, generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review) This is not a horrible adaptation--I think younger readers and more hardcore manga fans will enjoy it. As an amateur Austen scholar, I enjoyed it as a curiosity and a peek into the weirdness of cross-cultural Austen adaptation, but I didn't particularly care for it on its own merits. The histrionics that are sort of typical of manga storytelling made some scenes a bit surreal, and it took huge liberties with many of the characters (which is pretty typical of S&S adaptations, especially for the male leads). (One thing to note: the transformation of Fanny into a metaphorical-mustache-twirling villain rather than the casually cruel snob she is really destroyed one of the best scenes in the novel, where she expertly manipulates John into forgoing his promise to his father without ever actually telling him to. Even the Emma Thompson movie got that scene right, and that film took HUGE liberties.)

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kailey (BooksforMKs)

    I loved this manga adaptation of Jane Austen's classic story! The manga follows the original story pretty closely, and the artwork is beautiful. There's a lot of crying in this book! I mean, I suppose there's a lot of crying in the original story too, but seeing almost all the characters constantly collapsing into violent tears, hysterics, and/or fits of depression was over-the-top dramatic. Then again, Marianne Dashwood is the epitome of drama! haha! The artwork is really lovely, and I liked seei I loved this manga adaptation of Jane Austen's classic story! The manga follows the original story pretty closely, and the artwork is beautiful. There's a lot of crying in this book! I mean, I suppose there's a lot of crying in the original story too, but seeing almost all the characters constantly collapsing into violent tears, hysterics, and/or fits of depression was over-the-top dramatic. Then again, Marianne Dashwood is the epitome of drama! haha! The artwork is really lovely, and I liked seeing all the pretty costumes of the ladies. The villains and nasty people, like Lucy Steele, have ugly grotesque expressions sometimes that just make you hate them. I love the way the artwork really enhances the characters! I think it's brilliant how the story is condensed into manga format without losing the integrity and feeling of the original story. I enjoyed revisiting this story, and loved reading this manga! Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bookishlor

    3.5/5 stars This was another favorite story of mine made into a beautiful manga! The illustrations were absolutely beautiful, flowery and romantic in design. I would love to see those in true color instead of black and white! The panels and dialogue were very easy to read. I didn't find myself confused as to which line to read next which has occurred in other classic manga stories. There were parts of the story that were breezed over such as Margaret as a character and Edward and Elinor's courtshi 3.5/5 stars This was another favorite story of mine made into a beautiful manga! The illustrations were absolutely beautiful, flowery and romantic in design. I would love to see those in true color instead of black and white! The panels and dialogue were very easy to read. I didn't find myself confused as to which line to read next which has occurred in other classic manga stories. There were parts of the story that were breezed over such as Margaret as a character and Edward and Elinor's courtship in the beginning. I found that the story didn't flow as smoothly as other classic manga stories with entire parts of the story told all in one page. This method was a bit overused and utilized to show passage of time and a way to speed the story up. It made parts of the story clipped and unemotional. Overall, I liked this alternate take on a classic with it's beautiful, romantic illustrations, but it could have been done a bit more smoothly when cutting the story or in transitions. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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